North Korea’s military is ready to take action if the defenders groups go ahead with their campaign to send propaganda leaflets to North Korea, state media said in a latest retaliatory warning on Tuesday.
The General Staff of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) said it was studying an “action plan” to reorganize the zones that had been demolished under the Inter-Korean Agreement of 2018 and the “Front Has turned the line into a fort. “
“The military will swiftly and fully implement any decisions and orders of the party and government,” the KPA said in a statement given by the official KCNA news agency.
Tensions have escalated as Pyongyang has threatened to break up inter-Korean relations and retaliate over leaflets that convey important messages, including North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un’s human rights abuses.
Seoul’s Ministry of Defense called on Pyongyang to abide by the 2018 agreement, in which militants on both sides vowed to stop “all hostile acts” and demolish several structures with heavily fortified territory between the two countries gave.
“We are taking the situation seriously,” Ministry spokesman Choi Hyun-soo said in a briefing. “Our military is maintaining a readiness posture to be able to respond to any situation.”
Many protector-led groups have regularly sent food, $ 1 bills, mini radios and USB sticks, along with South Korean plays and news, usually by balloons over the border or back by the river in bottles.
On Saturday, Kim’s sister Kim Yo Jong, who serves as a senior official of the ruling Workers’ Party, said she ordered the military to prepare for unspecified “next action”.
South Korea plans legal action against the two defense groups, saying their actions pose cross-border tensions, risk to residents living around the border, and environmental damage.
But the groups say they intend to pursue their planned campaign this week.
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in on Monday urged Pyongyang to hold a peace agreement between the two leaders and return to negotiations.
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